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'Lily the Pink' rose Description
'Lily the Pink' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Armstrong Garden Centers Inc.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
5 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lily the Pink
Exhibition name: Lily the Pink
Origin:
Bred by Len Scrivens (United Kingdom, 1992).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  None to mild, rose fragrance.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium, very double, borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Notes:
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